Great Barrington, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Great Barrington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place had a population of 2,271 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Great Barrington is located at latitude 42.1959 and longitude -73.3621 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Great Barrington Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378357) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place is located within Town of Great Barrington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Barrington: Kenuckpacook, Westenhuck.

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Great Barrington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,271
Population in Households 2,212
Population in Familes 1,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,666
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $68,688
Average Household Income $99,363
Per Capita Income $48,297


Total Housing Units 1,269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 576 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 537 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $407,813
Average Home Value $492,622


Total Households 1,113
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 534
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.22% -0.15%
Households 0.29% -0.11%
Families 0.54% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Great Barrington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Barrington to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 179 28th
Population Density # 106 57th
Diversity Index # 64 74th
Median Household Income # 153 38th
Per Capita Income # 69 72nd

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